“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
Violence, including human rights violations, has been increasing in Mexico, and women's rights have suffered blow aft
Repercussions from this summer's coup in Honduras are far from over.
"The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy
This country was selected due to the growing violence against women, with the aim to give this issue more attention a
Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.
Gender-based violence and sexual abuse are serious public security problems in Central America, and Nicaragua is no e
With the possible participation of three high-profile women candidates in Brazil's 2010 presidential elections, the i
On 30 October 2009, women human rights defenders Ms Patricia Orozco, Ms Lorna Norori and Ms Ana Eveling Orozco, were
For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.
The official version of Chilean history renders women's political participation "invisible" and relegates t
Taking an active part in politics in Bolivia can be a hazardous undertaking.
Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war in Colombia by all parties in the country's longstanding armed conflict, a
On August 3, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a National Action Plan to enact the UN Security Council Resol
Pink wigged-protesters and hundreds of other demonstrators wielding posters calling for peace converged on Copley Squ
The population of Colombia is still feeling the impact of a conflict that began in the 1960s.
"Sacan Sus Rosarios De Nuestras Ovarios!" The women, some of them bare-breasted, linked arms and chanted at
Faced with enormous debt, poverty, political instability and ongoing violence, Haiti is struggling on multiple fronts
For Argentina's justice system to truly incorporate a gender perspective, more important than overcoming the male-fem
In the midst of a women's human rights mission to Honduras, August 17-21, Carrie Wilson of JASS interviewed Lidize, a
The military coup d'état in Honduras on June 28 has seriously eroded democratic institutions and hard-fought g
On 3 August 2009, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile signed the National Action Plan to implement the United Nation
In Colombia, women who are heads of households are more likely to be vulnerable due to the increased level of discrim
"Femicide," or gender-based murder, has reached epidemic proportions in Guatemala.
Global & national media are ignoring the growing intensity of sexual aggression and torture of women demonstrator
Claudia was 13 years old when she came to the capital of Paraguay from her small rural town.
A white sheet covers another victim of Guatemala City's violence in District 16.
A police helicopter rattles through the skies over Rio, black-clad snipers poised at either side.
Shockingly high levels of violence against women in Haiti forced the U.N.
The Brazilian government is congratulating itself on the first-stage approval of a draft electoral law that increases
It's another day marked by gunfire in the Morro da Providencia "favela", one of the most dangerous slums in
Paraguay's justice system is seeking to address a major pending issue: eliminating the hurdles and inequalities in ca
Today, a 16-year-old Peruvian rape survivor who suffered devastating consequences after being denied an abortion file
In Venezuela "women have passionately embraced community activism, taking on a more committed and active role, a
The aberrations of Mexican justice were clearly visible in the cases of rape and torture allegedly committed by soldi
A hotline that will give Chilean women information they need to self-terminate a pregnancy was launched yesterday by
The United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) described the criminalisation of abortion under any circumstances
Young. Beautiful. Powerful.
In the last 13 months, 12 of Mexico's 32 states have approved amendments to their state constitutions defining a fert
Brothels in the petroleum port province of Esmeraldas provide an employment magnet for underage women.
No indigenous woman has ever held a seat in the Mexican Congress.
Since the Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence was passed in 2007, the number of denunciations of vio
Miles away from the red zone, surrounded by the vibrant green of Ortinola, Maracas, women from 17 countries hosted a
Guerda Benjamin from OFAT Haiti reports on how IANSA women are using a CEDAW Shadow Report to urge the government to
In Colombia, indigenous groups continue to be targets in the 45-year conflict.
Women are starting to find their place in the Colombian army.
With one year to go in office, women's groups and civil society organisations report positively on Chilean President
The project "Strengthening Governance with a Gender Perspective and the Political Participation of Women at the
Following a referendum on January 26, 2009, Bolivia has a new constitution, with initial results suggesting that almo
Latin America is home to some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world and women's organizations have fough
Founded three years ago, the Latin American Consortium of Women's Funds consists of seven women's funds in the Latin